Oct. 25, 1997
Texas Tech Postgame Notes vs. Texas A&M
Texas Tech's 16-13 win over Texas A&M marks the third consecutive year that Tech has defeated the Aggies, tying the longest streak since the Red Raiders won three games from 1982-84. The longest Texas Tech streak was six from 1968-73.
Texas Tech's opponents have not scored on their opening possession in nine consecutive games, dating back to the Texas contest in 1996 ...Sophomore Tim Winn tied his career long in the fourth quarter with a 15-yard reception ...Freshman Dee Jackson tied his career high with two receptions in the game ...Texas Techis three field goals in a game was the most since Jaret Greaser tied a school record with four field goals against Oklahoma State in the second game of the 1996 season (Sept. 7 at Texas Stadium) ...Texas Techis three point victory marked the fourth straight game and the sixth out of the last nine that the Texas Tech vs. Texas A&M game has been decided by seven points or less ..It also marks the third straight season that Texas Tech has won on a dramatic last quarter scoring drive ... Ricky Williams' 23 carries was the second most of his career.
Senior Tony Rogers' 40-yard field goal in the first quarter was his first since connecting on a 53-yard field goal at Kansas State in 1996 season opener. That 53-yarder tied Techis Jaret Greaser for the longest in the nation that week ...Rogers point after attempt in the second quarter was his 44th consecutive made point after attempt. He is 44 of 44 in his career ..Rogers' 47-yard game-winning field goal was the third longest of his collegiate career.
Tony Rogers 47-yard game winning field goal marked the first time that the Red Raiders kicked a game winning field goal in the last minutes since Lin Elliott connected on a 37-yarder against New Mexico to give Tech a 34-32 win with just 27 seconds left on the clock on Sept. 22, 1990 in Albuquerque.
Quarterback Zebbie Lethridge pulled to within two pass attempts of tying Robert Hall for second on the Texas Tech Career List. He has 995 in his career. Lethridge is also three pass completions away from tying Billy Joe Tolliver for Career Pass Completions. He has 490 ...Lethridge extended his school record for Career Touchdowns with his 71st overall ...It was his 29th rushing TD.
Texas Tech punters downed two punts inside the 15 yard line against the Aggies. Red Raider punters Jeremy Hernandez and Brian Roberson have combined to place nine punts down inside the 15 yard line this season.
The 56 yard rush by DiAndre Hardeman in the first quarter was the longest against Tech dating back to a 75 yard run by Texasi Ricky Williams last season.